Willis E. “Bill” Hardy, Cdr., USN, (Ret.) Navy Cross, DFC, WWII

Navy Presidential Unit Citation

Name: Willis E “Bill” Hardy

Rank: Chief Aviation Machinist Mate

and Commander

Branch of Service: U. S. Navy

Unit: Various ships and shore stations

Specialty: 5 yrs Enlisted Aviation Machinist Mate

15 yrs. Commissioned officer

as a Naval aviator

Active Duty Dates: February 1939 to April 1959

Armed Conflicts: WWII, Korea and Cold War

Theater of Operations: Atlantic and Pacific

Campaigns: Japan, Okinawa and Iwo Jima

Decorations and Awards

Navy Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal /w/ 4 stars, Presidential Unit Citation /w/star, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal /w.4 stars, WWII Victory Medal, National Defense Medal and China Service Medal

Speaking Subjects: To be determined